I-82 westbound reopens following truck fire

Photo: Amy Guild

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - A truck fire caused a road closure on I-82 due to fire spread.

Washington State Patrol (WSP) and the Department of Transportation (WSDOT) responded Tuesday afternoon to the vehicle and brush fire at milepost 17, located north of the Yakima County Line and south of Ellensburg.

Crews shut down all westbound lanes to traffic at milepost 26 and a detour was set in place for drivers at State Route 821 as of 1:00 p.m.

Update: Traffic was released as of 2:20 p.m. while maintenance crews work to clear I-82 westbound. The right lane remains closed.

Information will be updated as available.

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